Drum Point Light

Solomon's Island, Maryland

This style of lighthouse is known as screw-pile, and it was once common on the Chesapeake Bay. The Drum Point light was first activated in 1883, but today it has been moved to serve as a museum on Solomon's Island, at the mouth of the Patuxent River.

Drum Point Light retains its fourth-order lens, common to harbor and bay lights. The hexagonal keeper's cottage has been restored with furnishings just as it might have looked at the turn of the century.